133 NYPD Cops

February 25, 2008 (San Dimas, CA) Police-Writers.com is a website that lists state and local police officers who have written books.  The website added five NYPD police officers bringing the total number of officers from NYPD to 133.  

Former New York Police Department Detective Charles O’Hara is the author of Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation, now in its 7th edition.  According to one reader, “The Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation by Charles O’Hara provides a particuarly informative and comprehensive insight into the specific areas of criminal investigation. The author includes detailed explanations and supports his theories with the use of factual information and case studies. This is must-have for those studying criminal investigation.” 

John Perkins’ began his 22 year law enforcement career as a police cadet.  According to John Perkins, “As a young policeman in the early 1970’s, John’s beat included some of the worst neighborhoods in the New York metropolitan area where he routinely worked backup units responding to the most violent crimes in progress. He eventually was involved in over 700 arrests at least 100 of which were brutally violent arrest scenarios where people routinely ended up in the hospital or morgue. John Perkin’s is the co-author of Attack Proof: The Ultimate Guide to Personal Protection.  According to the book description, “Ex-cop and former forensic homicide investigator John Perkins is recognized by several top forensic scientists to be an expert in determining how people fought and died in horrific homicides. Combined with his 50 years in the martial arts, executive bodyguard work for domestic and foreign dignatories, over 100 brutally violent arrest scenarios (where people ended up in the hospital or morgue) and unsanctioned pit-fighting on the docks of Newark and New Orleans, Perkins is a veteran of what works and what doesn’t in the field of self-defense.” 

Dr. Daniel Rudofossi has interviewed, assessed, and treated hundreds of police officers in his extensive clinical, treatment, and research experience as Uniform Psychologist/Police Sergeant, New York Police Department. Dr. Daniel Rudofossi continues in his private practice to work with traumatized police officers, and he is an active police surgeon with the NYC HRAPD, is a professor at NYU, and is on the Board of Advisors, Saybrook University, Clinical Police Psychology Ph.D. Program. Dr. Daniel Rudofossi is the author of Working With Traumatized Police-officer Patients: A Clinician’s Guide to Complex Ptsd Syndromes in Public Safety Professionals. 

According to Vincent M. Mansfield, Commanding Officer, Medical Division, NYPD Retired Chief, NYPD,  “Dr. Dan Rudofossi‘s Working with Traumatized Police-Officer Patients is thorough, clearly expressed, and, most important, sorely needed. His book will prove of great value to clinicians, police administrators, and anyone concerned with learning about real trauma and its effect on law enforcement personnel. Because he is both a street cop and so astute a clinician, Dr. Rudofossi was able to straddle an imposing gulf and secure the trust of those he treated. This book is a rare piece of scholarship.” 

Three New York Police Department detectives are among the co-authors of the Rape Investigations Handbook; John Baeza; Alan Sandomir; and, John Savino.   According to the book description, “This work addresses specific investigative and forensic processes related to sex crimes for those who work in law enforcement, the defense community, or in the private sector. It is an unprecedented collaborative work — the first working manual for sex crime investigators, written by sex crime investigators and forensic scientists.  

Detective John Baeza started his career in law enforcement as a New York State Correction Officer working at the Sing-Sing and Otisville correctional facilities. He was employed by the New York Police Department for nearly 12 years. John Baeza began his police career in Harlem’s 32nd Precinct as a patrol officer. He was then assigned to the Manhattan North Tactical Narcotics Team where he performed undercover work for three years. John Baeza was promoted to Detective during his Narcotics assignment. From 1994 to 2000, he was assigned to the Manhattan Special Victims Squad where he personally investigated more than 2000 sex crimes and child abuse cases. 

Detective Alan Sandomir was born and raised in New York City. He attended Cortland College in upstate New York where he received a dual Bachelor’s Degree in both Anthropology and Political Science. After college, Detective Alan Sandomir spent four years in the United States Army where he was involved in a classified intelligence collection operation in Eastern Europe during the height of the Cold War.  In 2001, Alan Sandomir created and initiated a program that allowed him to specialize in and investigate the trickle of incoming DNA based cases that was correctly forecasted to soon turn into an avalanche. As the DNA databanks began to churn out DNA cases Detective Sandomir and his partner, Detective Edward Tacchi, became the first DNA Detectives in the NYPD where they led both New York City and New York State in DNA arrests and indictments while working out of their Manhattan office.  

John Savino has been a member of the New York Police Department since 1982. His career has spanned all aspects of law enforcement, beginning with a short assignment as a uniformed police officer and quick advancement to the Narcotics Division. His investigative skills began developing while assigned to the Manhattan North Narcotics Division. This assignment also helped develop his ability to talk with people from all walks of life, as he worked in an “undercover” capacity buying narcotics in Manhattan.  

 Police-Writers.com now hosts 866 police officers (representing 383 police departments) and their 1810  police books in 32 categories, there are also listings of United States federal law enforcement employees turned authors, international police officers who have written books and civilian police personnel who have written books.  Contact Information:Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPAeditor@police-writers.com909.599.7530

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